• Wreckage found of plane from NC that crashed in Georgia

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    ATLANTA, GA. - Authorities have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a marsh outside Savannah and are working to determine the cause of the incident.

    A spokeswoman for the FAA told The Associated Press on Monday that the single-engine 1968 Cessna 172 had been flying to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport from North Carolina on Sunday when it went missing.

    Officials lost contact with the aircraft at 6:55 p.m. and one person was believed to be aboard.

    WTOC  reported Savannah-Chatham Metro Police, U.S. Coast Guard and state officials were involved in the search. The TV station reported the wreckage was found around 1 a.m.

    The search was expected to resume after sunrise. The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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